On November 21, 2013, I had the pleasure of presenting the opening keynote at a plenary in Chicago sponsored by TIAA-CREF and the Governing Institute, "Roads to Retirement Readiness: Ensuring Retirement Security for You Workforce Roundtable." The forum was an exploration of the potential to solve the impending retirement crisis on the state level. Given my work with The New School's Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis documenting the growing lack of retirement plan sponsorship on the state level, I presented our policy proposal, State Guaranteed Retirement Accounts (State GRAs). My fellow speakers included Rhode Island State Treasurer Mark Dingley, former Utah State Senator Dan Liljenquiest and Senior TIAA-CREF Economist Paul Yakoboski.